Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) seeks a dynamic, vibrant and visionary leader who will play a central role in shaping the success, growth and future as its next Dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS). The dean will provide innovative, collaborative, and flexible leadership for CLASS, including the delivery, assessment, and review of all programs and courses; supervision of all division faculty and staff, budget management; and administering College policies and procedures.
The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences is the largest college at EKU and provides education in the arts, philosophy, literature, languages, and social sciences—culturally relevant fields that privilege communication and flexibility so that students are prepared to succeed in twenty-first century careers. The dean will report directly to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The dean oversees and collaborates with the associate dean, department chairs and the faculty to plan, research, build, implement, and sustain new and existing programs.
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth.
Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass region, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky, and serves as the county seat of Madison County, and is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment and boasts theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events, a regional shopping mall and activities, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest.
Prospective candidates may review the Position Profile at the top of this page.
Further information about the position and the Eastern Kentucky University College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences may be found at https://class.eku.edu/
To receive full consideration, nominations and application materials should be submitted not later than the target date of May 7, 2021.
Application materials must include:
Please include your personal email and cell phone number. All candidate names will remain confidential, except for those individuals invited to campus interviews.
Application and nomination materials should be submitted electronically to: EKUCLASSDean@agbsearch.com
Potential candidates are invited to initiate a conversation about this opportunity through a preliminary email contact with either Drs. Plympton or Owens prior to submitting materials.
Margaret Plympton, Ed.D., Executive Search Consultant, email@example.com
Garry W. Owens, PhD, Executive Search Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org